What should I look for in a used Seat Ibiza hatchback?
It’s a little early to tell what problems will emerge with the latest Ibiza, but it’s worth checking the extremities of the car for any dents and scuffs picked up in car parks. Check any alloy wheels for kerb damage.
Actual reported problems are few so far. A lot of the parts are shared with other cars in the Volkswagen Group, so they should be readily available and their strengths and weaknesses are to some extent more well known. Engines, clutch, gearboxes and electrics all have a good reputation.
This generation of Ibiza was too new to feature in our most recent reliability survey, but the previous generation didn’t do so well, finishing 17th in the small car class with an overall score of 68%. Seat as a brand finished in a slightly disappointing 21st place out of 32 manufacturers in the same survey.